In one of the strangest photographic finds during the exploration of Mars, what looks like an Irish cross has been revealed in a NASA photo of the rust-red surface. Not only what appears to an Irish cross, actually, but an enclosing circle as well. It is a familiar symbol known worldwide on planet Earth. So what is it doing on Mars?
UFO Sightings Daily reported Oct. 12 that the image resembling an Irish cross was picked up in a photograph taken by NASA’s Opportunity rover, which has now been on Mars for more than a decade, in July. The cross-inside-a-circle imprint on the Martian surface was captured by the rover’s Microscopic Imager camera.
Scott C. Waring of UFOSightingsDaily.com, suggests that the image can be one of three things: A tiny fossil creature, a unique crystal formation, or micro technology. He then explains why the first two possibilities are unlikely.
“It may be a fossil of a micro creature, but the ring around it makes it unlikely,” Waring posts. It has very few similarities to crystal, but again the ring causes me to rule that one out, however micro technology might be the most likely. Ancient tech, especially small would be very useful to regulate plants, animals and other ecosystems to create a controlled environment. Sure Mars is dry and barren, however NASA Chief Charles Bolden said in the UK this week that Mars did have life on it and may still. Ancient micro tech would explain such an advanced world, far beyond our own.”
(Bolden’s actual quote was: “It is the most likely planet in our solar system, um, that had life at one time… may have life now, and we feel can definitely sustain life.” The operative term in his statement was “most likely,” which in no way definitively marks a position. Waring made the case in an earlier posting that the NASA chief’s hesitation and mannerisms indicate that he was hiding the truth — which was, he surmised, that NASA has already discovered evidence of life on Mars but has yet to announce their findings. Waring could very well be correct, or he could be reading more into Bolden’s comments than what was actually there.)
Of course, the image just might be a mechanical imprint of some kind. The cross-in-circle just might be the imprint of the passage of the Opportunity rover itself.
NASA has yet to comment on the latest bizarre image discovered in one of their photos taken on the Red Planet. Among those bizarre photographed images have been what looks like a statue carved out of a Martian hillside, a small rock formation that resembles a gun (or naval cannon, as one observer pointed out), and even a descending UFO. Like the odd doughnut the Curiosity rover uncovered, though, NASA appears to have had an answer for them all. (Except for the hillside statue image, which was only recently discovered — like the Irish cross.)
Regardless, it pulls at the imagination. And if the Irish cross-like symbol is an indigenous artifact of some kind, or perhaps even some marking of an ancient bygone species, it certainly places Carl Jung’s theories of universal archetypes in a more — well, universal — light. As was pointed out by UFO Sightings Hotspot, “The Celtic cross and Irish cross shape itself has been widely used by many ancient peoples, long before the arrival of Christianity. Its four arms were perfect for denoting the four elements, the four directions of the compass, and the four parts of man – mind, body, soul and heart. The addition of the ring around the cross has had many explanations, everything from sun worship and symbolism, to creating a shape with the cross that was well contained and aesthetically pleasing.”